Happy World Wetland Day 2016!

We are celebrating the 45th year of wetland conservation. On February 2, 1971 the Ramsar Convention was signed to uphold wetland biodiversity and functions. More than a billion people make a living from wetlands, so conserving them is essential not only for wildlife but also to us all.

Green sandpipers (Tringa ochropus) flourish in wetlands. © Sari Holopainen

Green sandpipers (Tringa ochropus) flourish in wetlands. © Sari Holopainen

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